Species page Uromastyx occidentalis

Giant Spiny-tailed lizard
Uromastyx occidentalis Mateo, Geniez, López-Jurado and Bons, 1998

By Gabriel Martínez del Mármol

Updated: 25/03/2020

Taxonomy: Iguania | Agamidae | Uromastyx | Uromastyx occidentalis

Adult. Aagtel Agmumuit, between Yeloua and Mades (Adrar Souttouf, Western Sahara). José Antonio Mateo Miras


  Uromastyx occidentalis

Distribution map of Uromastyx occidentalis
in Morocco.



The parts 1) Phylogenetic frame, 2) Description, 3) Ecology and habits and 4) Distribution, habitat and abundance are being made.


  • Martínez del Mármol, G., Harris, D.J., Geniez, P., de Pous, P., Salvi, D. 2019. Amphibians and Reptiles of Morocco. Frankfurt, Germany, Edition Chimaira. 478 pp.

To cite www.morocoherps.com en as a whole:
Martínez, G., León, R., Jiménez-Robles, O., González De la Vega, J.P., Gabari, V., Rebollo, B., Sánchez-Tójar, A., Fernández-Cardenete, J.R., Gállego, J. (Eds.). Moroccoherps. Amphibians and Reptiles of Morocco and Western Sahara. Available from www.moroccoherps.com